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Jefferson, Madison, Monroe 12 Resource Unit | 12 Activities Jeffersonian America

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In this Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe 12 resource unit bundle, you receive 12 activities to each the presidency of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, the Louisiana Territory, Marbury v Madison, the War of 1812, the Era of Good Feelings, the Monroe Doctrine, and much more!

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The Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe Unit features 12 hands-on lessons and is structured around the pressing issues facing the President Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe (Jeffersonian America). This unit is priced to save you big! This Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe Unit also includes access to 1:1 Google compatible lessons -- just follow the included instructions (in the lesson folder) to access the Google versions, then share through Google or assign via Google Classroom!

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Here is a table of contents of what is covered in this unit:

✔ 1.) Marbury vs Madison: The establishment of the principle of Judicial Review lesson Students are engaged with a PowerPoint and guided graphic notes to make the complex Marbury v. Madison Supreme Court case easy! Video links included to increase engagement!

✔ 2.) Jefferson's Justifications! The Foreign and Domestic Policies of our Third President! Text and graphic organizer guide students through three major policy decisions that took place during Jefferson's presidency. Students learn how the Louisiana Territory, the War with the Barbary States, and the Embargo Act forced Jefferson to change his thinking!

✔ 3.) The Louisiana Territory Investigation! Students join the CIA and learn with collaborative groups as they investigate (with primary sources) the terms of the deal that secured the Louisiana Territory! Highly engaging and highly recommended!

✔ 4.) Louisiana Territory, Corps of Discovery, Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, Guided Notes! Guided notes and an engaging PowerPoint details the journey of Lewis and Clark, their entourage, and the goals of the expedition!

✔ 5.) President Thomas Jefferson Quotes and Web Quest Activity! Students investigate a timeline of statements made by Jefferson and translate what he meant with each one, then turn to a web quest to examine his actions!

✔ 6.) War of 1812: Causes & Outcomes of War of 1812, James Madison, & Tecumseh! Included PowerPoint, guided notes, and collaborative group activity help students understand the major causes, outcomes, and events of the War of 1812.

✔ 7.) Dolley Madison Saves The Day: Common Core Focused War of 1812 Source! Enhance instruction on the War of 1812 with this resource that focuses on the impact played by Dolley Madison in protecting (and securing) key American artifacts!

✔ 8.) The Era of Good Feelings: Does it Deserve This Name? Student Investigative DBQ! Using a variety of different documents, students learn about why the Era of Good Feelings might be a misnomer. Students learn about the expansion of Sectionalism, slavery, and partisan politics! This activity is phenomenal when coupled with the next activity.

✔ 9.) Era of Good Feelings: Guided Notes & PowerPoint! Show both sides of this Era! This PowerPoint and guided notes go very well with the previous activity as it begins by establishing why the Era of Good Feelings deserves its name. Students learn about the spread of nationalism, the demise of the Federalists, and the American System of Internal Improvements. Then, this activity provides key details that are negatives of this era: slavery, sectionalism, and more!

✔ 10.) The Monroe Doctrine - A Picture Investigation! Use pictures (cartoons) to teach the Monroe Doctrine! Great for a gallery walk or collaborative teams!

✔ 11.) Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe Unit Test! Thorough & Complete! A full, complete, and editable test is included in this unit!

✔ 12.) New Nation "I Can" Statements & Learning Goals! Washington, Adams, Jefferson! A learning goal log and a set of "I Can" Statements are included in this unit (both in log format and in poster size) to track student learning! This log actually from from Washington to Monroe!


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